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All job opportunities will be posted in this space. If you are interested in internships or volunteering, please contact us or visit our volunteer page.


Current Positions

AmeriCorps position: Volunteer Coordinator

Join the Soundkeeper team through AmeriCorps! As the Volunteer Coordinator, you will support Soundkeeper’s efforts to involve communities throughout the Puget Sound area in direct cleanup and stewardship of our waterways. This position involves leading weekly on-water pollution patrols, organizing water quality monitoring projects, supporting beach cleanups, and educating the public about general water quality concerns.

Environmental background not required. Previous on-water experience not necessary.  All training is provided including on-water safety preparedness and basic boating skills. Any applicant with an interest in environmental protection and/or public health and an ability to work with diverse groups of people encouraged to apply.

Application information can be found here: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/how-to-apply/wsc-positions/ 

Applicants are encouraged to submit a supplemental resume and cover letter along with their application.

Please direct all questions and materials to Kathryn Davis (kathryn@pugetsoundkeeper.org or 206-297-7002)

Administrative Assistant

May 31, 2017

Puget Soundkeeper (Soundkeeper) seeks applicants for a full time, non-exempt Administrative Assistant position. This position serves as the receptionist for a busy non-profit office, answering phones, monitoring staff calendars and meetings and ensuring a smoothly-run working environment for all. The person filling this position will be called upon to assist and represent the Operations Director in a wide range of organizational tasks with the goal of maximizing operations and office processes that allow our staff to function with efficiency and effectiveness.

Puget Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound. Soundkeeper works to meaningfully decrease pollutants reaching the Sound by monitoring water quality, improving policies and regulations, preventing pollution and cleaning up our local waterways. The succesful applicant will demonstrate a commitent to this work and will be called upon to intellegently discuss Soundkeeper’s programs and to represent the organization through initial interactions with donors, vendors, agencies and collaborating organizations when speaking with them on the phone and in the office. This position will require work at the Soundkeeper office from 9 am to 5 pm during a Monday through Friday work week. This is a full-time position with paid holidays, vacation and sick time accrual, medical and dental insurance and an employee-funded 403(b) plan.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive visitors, phone calls and mail, route to staff as necessary
  • Maintain office and kitchen supplies
  • Monitor office calendars for monthly, weekly and daily schedules
  • Coordinate monthly staff meetings and compile agenda items
  • Manage Board Dashboard and coordinate monthly Key Measures data collection from staff
  • Compile Key Measures data for Board meetings
  • Monitor office environment and maintain tidiness of conference room and common areas
  • Coordinate with building site coordinator as needed
  • Assist the Operations Director with scheduling, general office communications and other tasks as needed

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong personal skills with an ability to clearly communicate in person, over the phone and in writing, with professional and friendly etiquette
  • Customer-service focused with staff and visitors
  • Independent self-starter who works well in an open work setting
  • Attention to detail, even while multi-tasking, able to greet and welcome visitors during the work day and return to tasks and projects put on hold
  • Ability to follow through and complete projects
  • Experience with standard Microsoft office software
  • Passionate about protecting the environment

Training and Supervision:

On-the-job training will be provided to familiarize the successful candidate with existing protocols, projects and programs. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Operations Director.


This full time, non-exempt position offers an hourly rate of $16.00 an hour. Benefits include 10 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance and an employee-funded 403(b) plan.

Applicant Information:

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter with your resume to psa@pugetsoundkeeper.org or send it to 130 Nickerson Street, Ste 107, Seattle, WA 98109. Please use Administrative Assistant Position in the subject line or address. All applicants will be reviewed. Please no phone calls.

This position is open until filled.